A Call to Action in Encinitas — Meeting Starts at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday.

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 3 Comments

This came into my inbox today: As I couldn’t reach the author for permission, I have left their name off the piece. Hello my friends. I’m sending this to you to let you know that Kristin (Gaspar) needs our help at this Wednesday’s Encinitas City Council meeting (5/28). As you may have heard, although there was a unanimous agreement of …

Picking the pocket of the Public

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 6 Comments

Encinitas is a city of about 63,000 friendly people. It has a healthy balanced budget and healthy reserve funds. It also has among the best credit ratings of any municipality in California. I take pride in whatever small amount my 12 years of City Council service contributed toward its fiscal stability. The new city council has decided it has more …

Encinitas City Council or H.O.A.? You decide!

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 5 Comments

The new Encinitas City Council majority will consider an agenda item Wednesday evening which may result in the City Council setting hours of operation for bars and restaurants in Encinitas, may limit said hours to 10PM or midnight, may impose a new and as yet undetermined fee upon all alcohol licensed businesses to pay for additional special police enforcement of …

Encinitas: Silly Season Mail call

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As a Smiling Spotlight I get plenty of campaign mail, as we all do this time of year. My informants tell me that retiring Councilman/Mayor/Elder Statesman James Bond of Encinitas coined the phrase, “the silly season” which it is, and he nailed it with that moniker. Mr. Bond also served as Board Chair of the San Diego County Water Authority, …

U-T San Diego endorsement for Encinitas City Council

Jerome Stocks Jerome Stocks 48 Comments

It is an honor to once again receive the endorsement of our San Diego County daily newspapers. It reads in part as follows: “In the crowded and hotly contested race for three seats on the Encinitas City Council, we endorse incumbent Jerome Stocks, appointed incumbent Mark Muir and candidate Kevin Forrester. “This trio represents the best possibility for the city …